​Public Affairs Office

The Wake County Public Affairs Office stands ready to assist members of the media with questions they may have regarding Wake County. For your convenience, we've listed the members of the team. If you are not sure who should handle your request, contact Interim Public Affairs Director Sarah Williamson-Baker at 919-856-7532, or by emailing pao@wakegov.com.

​Team Member ​Phone Number ​Position
Sarah Williamson-Baker​ 919-856-7532 ​Interim Public Affairs Director
Eric Curry​ 919-856-7550 ​Public Affairs Specialist
David Elstein ​919-856-7542 ​Public Affairs Specialist
Faith Arenth ​919-856-7551 ​Public Affairs Specialist
* Chris Smith ​​919-856-7331 ​​Digital Media & Design Services Manager 
* Information Services Department

After-Hours Access

The Wake County Public Affairs Office will respond to after-hours and holiday media calls via a pager system. Members of the news media needing immediate assistance may call 919-737-WAKE (919-737-9253) and leave a numeric message for the on-call staff member. Calls will be returned as promptly as possible. The Public Affairs Office may also be contacted by email at pao@wakegov.com.

Other Contacts

Name Department​ Phone Number​
​Jeff Hammerstein ​Wake EMS ​919-625-3260
Tim Simmons ​Wake County Public Schools ​919-431-7802
Captain Jimmy Stevens ​Sheriff's Office ​919-856-6941